Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 197 181
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16 +22
Permanent jobs citing Games 205 143 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.00% 1.34% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.03% 2.29% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 189 132 150
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,413
90th Percentile £91,500 £84,875 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,083 6,245 6,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.53% 58.57% 58.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,509 5,609 5,560
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £67,500 -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 101 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (34.15%) Java
3 68 (33.17%) JavaScript
4 48 (23.41%) TDD
5 40 (19.51%) React
6 39 (19.02%) Python
7 36 (17.56%) Scrum
8 35 (17.07%) Microservices
9 32 (15.61%) Front End Development
9 32 (15.61%) C#
10 31 (15.12%) HTML
11 29 (14.15%) Java 8
11 29 (14.15%) DevOps
12 28 (13.66%) MySQL
12 28 (13.66%) Software Engineering
13 27 (13.17%) Docker
14 26 (12.68%) User Experience
14 26 (12.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 24 (11.71%) SQL
15 24 (11.71%) Node.js
15 24 (11.71%) REST
16 23 (11.22%) C++
16 23 (11.22%) Linux
17 21 (10.24%) CSS
17 21 (10.24%) Finance
17 21 (10.24%) Pair Programming
17 21 (10.24%) Git (software)
18 20 (9.76%) Computer Science
18 20 (9.76%) Web Services
19 19 (9.27%) Google

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.95%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (1.46%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.98%) Apache
4 2 (0.98%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.49%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.49%) InVision
3 1 (0.49%) Maya
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.44%) SaaS
5 4 (1.95%) GitHub
6 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.98%) Datadog
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) DNS
2 1 (0.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.49%) NAS
2 1 (0.49%) SAN
2 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.66%) MySQL
2 8 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.93%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.44%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.46%) Big Data
6 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.49%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.49%) Power BI
8 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.85%) Bundler
3 11 (5.37%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.46%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.46%) JIRA
7 2 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.98%) Gradle
7 2 (0.98%) Mocha
7 2 (0.98%) Mockito
7 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.98%) Selenium
7 2 (0.98%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.98%) webpack
8 1 (0.49%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.49%) git-flow
8 1 (0.49%) gulp
General
1 21 (10.24%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Law
2 8 (3.90%) Marketing
3 5 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (0.98%) Banking
4 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.98%) Legal
4 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.49%) Back Office
5 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.49%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 107 (52.20%) Developer
2 32 (15.61%) Java Developer
3 25 (12.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 25 (12.20%) Games Developer
4 24 (11.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 19 (9.27%) C# Developer
7 13 (6.34%) HTML Developer
8 12 (5.85%) .NET Developer
8 12 (5.85%) C++ Developer
8 12 (5.85%) HTML CSS Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Games Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++/C# Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Development Manager
9 11 (5.37%) Lead Developer
10 10 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) AWS DevOps
11 9 (4.39%) Lead C# Developer
12 8 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.51%) React
2 31 (15.12%) HTML
3 26 (12.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 24 (11.71%) Node.js
4 24 (11.71%) REST
5 21 (10.24%) CSS
6 20 (9.76%) Web Services
7 17 (8.29%) .NET
8 16 (7.80%) jQuery
9 15 (7.32%) Spring
10 13 (6.34%) AngularJS
11 12 (5.85%) ASP.NET
11 12 (5.85%) Mustache
12 11 (5.37%) JNI
12 11 (5.37%) OpenGL
13 8 (3.90%) HTML5
14 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (2.93%) .NET Core
15 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (2.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) User Experience
2 17 (8.29%) Algorithms
3 15 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.85%) Mobile Games
5 10 (4.88%) Fintech
6 8 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.90%) PlayStation
6 8 (3.90%) Xbox
7 7 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.41%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.93%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.44%) Marketing Technology
10 4 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.46%) Derivative
11 3 (1.46%) Equities
11 3 (1.46%) Online Games
12 2 (0.98%) Browser Games
12 2 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.22%) Linux
2 11 (5.37%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.90%) Android
4 5 (2.44%) DC/OS
4 5 (2.44%) Unix
5 3 (1.46%) Windows
6 1 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.41%) TDD
3 36 (17.56%) Scrum
4 35 (17.07%) Microservices
5 32 (15.61%) Front End Development
6 29 (14.15%) DevOps
7 28 (13.66%) Software Engineering
8 21 (10.24%) Pair Programming
9 20 (9.76%) Computer Science
10 19 (9.27%) Coaching
11 18 (8.78%) SDLC
12 17 (8.29%) Mentoring
13 16 (7.80%) Analytics
13 16 (7.80%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.32%) Machine Learning
15 14 (6.83%) Game Development
15 14 (6.83%) Line Management
16 13 (6.34%) Unit Testing
17 12 (5.85%) Deep Learning
17 12 (5.85%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 70 (34.15%) Java
2 68 (33.17%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.02%) Python
4 32 (15.61%) C#
5 29 (14.15%) Java 8
6 24 (11.71%) SQL
7 23 (11.22%) C++
8 18 (8.78%) Objective-C
9 16 (7.80%) ES6
10 7 (3.41%) Scala
11 6 (2.93%) R
12 4 (1.95%) Clojure
13 3 (1.46%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.98%) GLSL
15 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.49%) Ruby
15 1 (0.49%) Solidity
15 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) Degree
2 6 (2.93%) PhD
3 4 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.98%) APMP
4 2 (0.98%) CISA
4 2 (0.98%) CISM
4 2 (0.98%) CISSP
4 2 (0.98%) GIAC
4 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.49%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (13.17%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) vSphere
3 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.93%) Ansible
2 6 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.93%) Mesos
3 5 (2.44%) Marathon
3 5 (2.44%) Puppet
4 4 (1.95%) Terraform
5 1 (0.49%) Grafana
5 1 (0.49%) Nagios
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.49%) Salt
5 1 (0.49%) SnapVault
5 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (9.27%) Google
2 9 (4.39%) Oracle
3 5 (2.44%) Adobe
3 5 (2.44%) Facebook
4 4 (1.95%) Sencha
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.98%) Apple
6 2 (0.98%) Charles River
6 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.98%) Twitter
7 1 (0.49%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.49%) Marketo
7 1 (0.49%) New Relic
7 1 (0.49%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.49%) Selligent
7 1 (0.49%) Tableau
7 1 (0.49%) Veeam
7 1 (0.49%) VMware